Brought these to class last week to share after our workout. Many of you asked for the recipe. Easy snack that tastes like banana bread. Gluten and dairy free.
Banana Bread Nut Ball Snack
3 large dates, pitted
3/4 cup walnuts
1 Tbsp. nut butter of your choice (peanut, almond, sunflower, etc.)
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/4 tsp. vanilla bean powder or extract
1 VERY ripe banana
Optional – cacao or cocoa powder or dried unsweetened coconut flakes (to roll at end)
Pop all ingredients in a food processor and combine until a dough forms. If too sticky, add a tsp of water or almond milk to soften into dough. The mixture should not be so dry that it crumbles when you try to roll into small ball sizes. However, not so wet that if is too sticky to form into ball shape, if so, add a tsp more flour.
Use a tsp to measure out small balls of dough. Using hands, roll each into a small ball shape. Optional and recommended, roll each ball in coconut flakes or powder to add flavor and keep them from sticking to each other.
Place in freezer in small container to harden up completely, aprox. 30 minutes. Store in air tight container in refrigerator until ready to eat. Will stay fresh up to 2 weeks.
These are great for bike ride snacks. If planning to take them along, keep them in the freezer rather than moving to fridge. Pack them in plastic bag and they will be cool when ready to eat.
Serving size: 2 balls
recipe by: that sugar film modified by eatlivefit.net